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Microsoft Transfers The @Messenger Twitter Account To Facebook

The word Messenger has a new meaning! Microsoft’s Messenger service has been discontinued completely now, as the company focuses its communication efforts on the Skype platform. The final milestone was reached late last month when Redmond announced

Microsoft Completes The Shutdown Of Windows Live Messenger Today

Everything that has a beginning has an end. Today marks the day when Microsoft is set to the complete the retirement of its Windows Live Messenger, with the service poised to go dark in just a few

Users Keep Criticizing Microsoft For Messenger Shutdown

The moment of truth for Messenger users is fast incoming. Microsoft will initiate the Windows Live Messenger shutdown next week, with the hope of seeing most users making the transition to Skype. In fact, the humongous user

Users Spend 2 Billion Minutes Every Day Talking On Skype

If you have followed Microsoft through the ages (well its four decades of existence), you may well be aware just how much the company likes to throw around statistics and numbers to brag about its products and

Microsoft Sends More Emails To Remind Users Of Messenger’s Retirement

Hotmail, Microsoft’s classic email platform, is set to retire in the very near future. And with it the company has also decided to pull the plug off its Messenger service and move its gigantic user base over

Fake MSN Messenger Installers Start To Show Up On Google

As MSN Messenger prepares to sail into the west, cybercriminals seem to have wasted no time in trying to exploit the situation. Several malicious websites have popped up trying to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Redmond, earlier

Microsoft Will Start Phasing Out Windows Live Messenger On April 8

Redmond has outlined its plan to start the shutdown of its Windows Live Messenger service. The phased retirement will officially begin on April 8, and the desktop version will be the first to go. Requiescat in pace,

Steve Ballmer’s Letter to Microsoft Employees about Steven Sinofsky’s Departure

Sinofsky and Ballmer in Happier Days Microsoft announced the immediate departure of Windows President Steven Sinofsky yesterday evening. Peculiarly lacking was any warmth for the departing Sinofsky by Ballmer, leading to speculation about why his departure was

Steven Sinofsky, President of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live Operations, Resigns

Today Microsoft has announced that Steven Sinofsky, President of its Windows and Windows Live operations, is leaving the company. Sinofsky’s abrupt departure comes just 10 days after the Redmond, Wash., software company launched Windows 8, a major

Windows Live Messenger to be Retired in just a Few Months?

We’ll categorize this post under “News that wont’ surprise a single person”. It seems that the Verge is reporting that Microsoft is going to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. According to the rumor, the